Sarah Stypulkoski

Sarah Stypulkoski

New Jersey, US

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My personal interests and architectural experiences have sparked in me a dedication to conscious designing and greatly influenced my path in this industry: leading me to pursue a sustainability minor in school as well as achieving LEED accreditation as a professional. My management, communication, and collaboration skills prove valuable in the success of my projects in a fast-paced environment of multiple project schedules. My experience lies in residential, restaurant, and retail projects, however I am seeking to branch out into education and civic projects as well and have confidence that my professional and technical skills and ability to quickly adapt will prove to bridge any gaps in project background. I am looking for employment within a firm that shares my values - I believe it is essential to consider all facets of the potential design and construction, and to consider the social, cultural, and environmental context as well, so as to create a beautiful project that holistically answers the desires of both client and context.

I am an active member of my home town's environmental committee, even remotely, and a close observer of the climate of construction in the town. I continue to stay versed on the local civic building projects as this easily accessible microcosm is exemplary of factors vital to project realization in these sectors. While I am amidst the application process for a New York State license, I am open to remote work for any location and will seek reciprocity for that relevant state.



Prospect Studio, Wilson, WY, US, Project Archinect

Mar 2022 - current

Two One Two Design, New York City, Project Architect

Successfully saw multiple simultaneous projects through to completion, producing both design proposal packages as well as managing production of construction drawing sets. The small team environment allowed for leadership in supervising junior staff in production work and meeting fast-paced client deliverable deadlines, while also autonomously modeling, detailing, and creating construction drawings for more custom projects. Management of client expectations, combined with thoughtful and comprehensive project sets have been the key to my success in achieving nearly a hundred on-time built projects with repeat clients during my three years at Two One Two Design.

Mar 2018 - Mar 2021

Pulice Williams Architects, Leonia, NJ, US, Junior Architect

Responsible for the designing, 3D modeling, detailing, and construction drawing sets for both residential and restaurant clients, as well as presentation graphics and information for client meetings and zoning board presentations. Handled multiple projects at various stages of development simultaneously, while having the opportunity to guide one to two interns in a collaborative environment. Frequent communication with clients, contractors, and vendors allowed for comfortable familiarity with this aspect of management early in my career and was one of many reasons I appreciated my professional experience with my mentors at this firm.

May 2015 - Jun 2017


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

I Graduated from NJIT's accredited 5-year Architecture program with a B.Arch degree and a minor in "Environmental and Sustainability Studies"

I acheived Dean's List at NJIT from 2010-2015, was an Albert Dorman Honors College Scholar, and also a recipient of the NJIT Faculty Scholarship.

During my time here I volunteered with our AIAS chapter to help provide convenient and affordable access to drawing and model making supplies, and I also worked as a Resident Assistant on campus for various resident halls.

Sep 2010 - May 2015


Sustainable New Jersey Bronze Certification for Bergenfield, NJ, Other

As an active member of Bergenfield's Green Team, and Environmental Committee, worked to achieve Bronze Certification for the municipality of Bergenfield, NJ under the Sustainable New Jersey Certification program. Certification through this program allows for much greater opportunity and success in applying for state and federal grants for public projects, especially environmentally focused ones, as well as access to various resources for residents. Through my volunteer work with the team in conducting core research, coordinating various municipal departments on medium to large scale educational and environmental projects and programs, and the preparation and presentation of documentation required for submission to the state certification program we were able to achieve and maintain Bronze status, signifying our community are among the top national leaders in implementing solutions to key sustainability challenges. The team continues to strive for excellence and is seeking silver certification next.


Freedom By Design & OTC "Facelift" Competition, 2nd Place

A single-day design charrette hosted by The Occupational Therapy Center of Burlington County partnered with NJIT AIAS Freedom By Design. My team was awarded 2nd place in this fast-paced competition to research, design, and produce presentation drawings for a facade design/renovation for the OTC training center for the developmentally disabled.


NJIT Dean's List, Award

Achieved Dean's List for each semester in attendance at NJIT (2010-2015).


Albert Dorman Honors College Scholar, Award

Awarded Honors College Scholar status for every semester in attendance at NJIT (2010-2015). Maintained the grade and volunteer effort requirements for full scholarship at NJIT.


NJIT School of Architecture & Design Showcase, Award

Recognition for architectural excellence by meeting and exceeding criteria set by the New Jersey School of Architecture (NJSOA). Public display of my work within a collection of the top design efforts from students in the school of architecture.


NJIT Undergraduate Research Institute Student Seed Grant, Grant

After my proposal was accepted by the board, I was successfully awarded a $500 through the NJIT Undergraduate Research Institute's Student Seed Grant program in 2014. I was also later invited to present my thesis at NJIT's 2015 Innovation Day.

Thesis brief:
"The ideas of resilience and sustainable design are becoming a thing of superficiality, where there is no true consideration for the context or the origin of the materials and design. The building industry has the most influence and we must surpass LEED requirements, which only initially engage sustainable thinking, for this is not the way to a healthy future. A truly living building, one that coexists symbiotically with the environment and the inhabitants presents a more integrated way to a sustainable future. How can architects begin to design with such considerations."


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